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Mile-Posts Grand Meadow and Motley voted no license. Mayor Haynes is gradually easing up on the lid. The Kentucky state Prohibition con vention will meet on the 30th inst. The Boston W. C. T. U. has driven liquor advertisements from the electric cars. The Nebraska legislature has passed a bill forbidding any brewery to run a saloon. Carry A. Nation has moved The Hatchet, her monthly publication, to Washington, D. C. N. J. Johnson, one of our stereopticon men. is now traversing Douglas, Polk and Kandiyohi counties. John G. Woolley has severed his connec tion with the Home Herald and is filling prohibition lecture engagements. The National W. C. T. U. will have a special exhibit at the Jamestown Expo sition, which opened April 26. If vou have failed to receive any premi um due vou. either as a new subscriber or a club-getter, kindly advise us. \ raid upon a cave under the hill south of Bismarck, resulted in the seiz ure of a carload of liquors valued at 11,000. H. T„. Robb, county attorney of Trinity County. Texas, has been assassinated while attempting the enforcement ot local prohibition. Our Souvenir Post Cards (or two or three packages of Seeds) are offered only to new subscribers who pay their own subscriptions. South Dakota Prohibitionists are ar ranging for a state-wide series of one day Prohibition Chautauquas in June and July. T H Woertendyke. the California ora tor’ who rendered effective service in Minnesota awhile ago. is winning in Michigan also. Oklahoma will vote on constitutional prohibition August 6. A great campaign is now on. John G. Woolley is now hold ing thirty county conventions in torty days. Representative Gaumer, Prohibitionist, offered in the Illinois general assembly a resolution to submit a prohibitory con stitutional amendment to a vote of the people. Colorado Prohibitionists are going to wage a red-hot legislative campaign in several hopeful districts, concentrating their resources where they will count for the most. The Central States oratorical contest will take place at Wichita. Kan., May 17th. Several states will complete. Min nesota will be represented by N. B. El dredge of Parker College. Nothing should strike a practical Pro hibitionist, whether man or woman, as more ridiculous than a community which has never been thoroughly and repeatedly canvassed for subscriptions to Prohibi tion papers. The national executive committee of the Woman's Prohibition Club has decided not to hold a national conference this year but to bend all ite energies toward a great Woman’s Prohibition rally at the national convention of 1908. The Seattle Expo in 1909 will take place on the University of Washington campus, consisting of 365 acres. One condition of the lease is that no liquors shall be sold within two miles of the State University grounds. The Lower House of the Swedish Par liament has passed a bill to prohibit the manufacture, importation and sale of intoxicating drinks after a certain period. Twenty years is the time named in the bill as it passed the Lower House. General A. S. Daggett, “the hero of three wars” and now retired from active military service, is on the lecture plat form under the auspices of the National Reform Bureau. He rendered valuable testimony in the fight against the can teen. M. H. Kiff, Tower City, N. Dak., has returned from California and is open to engagements for prohibition addresses in North Dakota this summer. Mr. Kiff was formerly state chairman. We have seen commendations of his platform work in our California exchanges from time to time. President H. B. Brown of Valparaiso University, northern Indiana’s famous educational institution, has come out squarely for the Prohibition party. Val paraiso University now has an annual registration of 5,000 students, being sec ond in size in the whole country to Har vard alone. The Minneapolis Council recently grant ed Peter Blar a license to sell liquor. Many were surprised at this act since Blar was awaiting trial for manslaughter. A little thing like this ought not to be allowed to embarass our city fathers. Everv saloon-keeper is guilty of man slaughter. That is his trade. The People's Tribune, published in Fayette county, Pa., where Prohibition ists elect their candidates by the dozen, has organized a stock company and will erect a substantial building. The total plant will be about $40,000. The Patriot Phalanx, Indianapolis, is about to install a linotype to cost $3,500. Indiana Prohi bitionists have subscribed SI,OOO of the amount. There are 2,357 dallies and 16,179 week- ly newspapers in the United States, reaching at least 5,000,000 voters who never see a prohibition paper. National Chairman Chas. R. Jones, The Temple, Chicago, believes that, with few excep tions, every one of these, if rightly ap proached, could be persuaded to publish weekly at least one column of well-edited national prohibition news. The National Committee is issuing weekly six or eight columns with just such news and send ing it to a large list of papers. He ap peals for financial aid to carry on this (reat and profitable work. North Carolina, Georgia and Missis sippi are pushing hard for state prohi bition. The Great Northern Railway depot in Norwood, N. D., was raided and a con siderable quantity of beer and whiskey captured. The Sacred Thirst Society, St. Paul, (Catholic) is very active in holding con tests between young people in temperance and prohibition oratory. “Someone kindly sent The Public Weal to me last year and as I see the blue mark, I enclose 25 cents for the paper for another year. After reading it we circulate it, hoping to convince some other voter.” —W. J. Berryman, Spring Valley. We stop gift subscriptions at the ex piration of the first year unless renewed. This, alone, is a sufficient reason why we cannot offer our Card premium to gift subscribers, nor our Seed premium to subscribers sending gift subscriptions. There are other reasons also. If there is a person in the state that wants our paper and cannot afford to pay for it, let him or her write us and we will make an offer that will make it entirely practicable. Or, if not, we shall take pleasure in putting the name of such a person upon our list free for a year. Congress at the last session made an additional appropriation of $397,500 for recreation buildings at army posts. 'Phis was a total of $2,581,000 in the past six years for saloon substitution in the army. These appropriations have been the result largely of the anti- canteen fight. Again we say that the liberality of our remarkable offers will not bring us the subscriptions we want and need. Our friends must bring the matter to the at tention of their friends and offer to for ward their subscriptions. Are you will ing to render this service in behalf of humanity? During the last year the permanent committee on temperance of the Presby terian church has held 983 meetings, dis tributed 15,000,000 pages of literature in seven languages and has secured the use of a temperance program in 3,000 Sunday Schools. Five field secretaries are employed. The station of The Great Northern Railway company at Churches’ Ferry, N. D., has been closed by order of the court. A drayman took orders for beer and was allowed by the company to use the rail road station as a storehouse. The dray man has been fined $250 and also given ninety days in jail. What is it likely to be worth to our cause to secure a hearing for it through the regular perusal of one of our papers by several occupants of five or ten or twenty homes? Give that question thor ough consideration and then, as you hate the saloon and hope for victory, get out and do the thing that you know needs to be done. Shutting out of consideration, for a moment, every other method of putting your acquaintances into touch with our great movement, realize that our Souve nir Post Card offer alone puts into the hands of our friends absolutely an oppor tunity to simply flood our state and the northwest with the truth concerning this reform. Before Lyle voted for license, a large number of farmers petitioned the village to refuse it and gave notice of their in tention to protect themselves by trading elsewhere if the citizens of Lyle insisted on retaining the saloon which brings trouble to the farmer’s home and puts a burden of taxation upon his purse. We learn that business is now dull in Lyle. Newton J. Bray, a faithful Prohibi- tionist, is a county commissioner of Cook county. He is of Plymouth stock on both sides and five of his wife’s ancestors were Mayflower passengers. His father was a member of the first Minnesota Legislature and was one of the two mem bers who refused to take part in a sta tionery steal. The Court of Appeals, Baltimore, handed down a decision that the sale of liquor by bona fide clubs on Sunday to members is as much a violation of the law as sales in a saloon. The decision was rendered in a case against the Mary land club, the most prominent club in town. There is abundant reason for some prosecutions along this line among the upper ten clubs of Minnesota’s big cities. C. J. Weston, organizer in Faribault county which last fall almost elected its candidate to the legislature, writes, “Prohibition work is much more encour aging then last year. Interest is great er and we have many new financial sup porters. Out of $245 raised in this county so far, nearly a half is from new pledgors and through increases on the amounts given heretofore by former pledgors.” After reading this issue of our paper for your own interest and instruction, please look it over again, keeping in mind the pertinency of its various ar- ticles and news items to the needs of your neighbors and friends. If anything strikes you as particularly pat and help ful to their condition of mind on our issue, you may have copies sent them at one cent each, postpaid. We will also mark any article or articles desired. Of course, it will be vastly better if you will secure the regular subscriptions of your friends, but we shall be glad to fill orders for single issues at the rate named. One of the astonishing developments of the Chicago election was the difficulty the Republicans experienced in getting any local minister to openly support Busse. They, however, secured Rev. J. Wesley Hill, D. D., of Brooklyn, who came to Chicago and hobnobbed with the brewers and saloon-keepers, who were working for a wide-open town. Hill is a professional Republican cam paign orator. He is the same man whom Dr. Swallow exposed and showed how he was in league with the corrupt Republi can machine of Pennsylvania. He is known in Minnesota also as one of the most unconscionable liars that ever hit the pike. One of his assets is the active friendship of one of the bishops of the M. E. church. C WEAL THE PUBL Are You Employed? We want bright, energetic young men and women in every county in Minnesota and ad jacent states to represent The Public Weal. Our offer will surprise you. If you can give us a part or all of your time, in your own county or “on the road,” write for particulars. Even boys and girls, if they will hustle, can earn good wages. We must have those 5000 new subscriptions and are able and willing to pay well for them. THE PUBLIC WEAL, 803 Sykes Block, MINNEAPOLIS. TO THE GARDEN! SEEDS FREE TO EACH NEW SUBSCRIBER. We are greatly cheered by the fact that Ihe blistering rays of a mid winter sun have settled the snow in front of The Public Weal office down to the sixth floor. We entertain hope that the back of the winter is now broken. As soon as our loyal friends can climb out of their chimneys and on their skis visit their neighbors from whom they have been separated for so many long weary months, we hope they will tell them that we are still offering two or three packages of flower or garden Seeds (as many as the postal department will allow) to each new subscriber who prefers them to our five Souvenir Post Cards. Let subscribers name two or three kinds of seeds which they would like and we will send them as many as we can un der the postal rules. Selections may be made from the following: FLOWER SEEDS. Asters, Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Pinks, Everlastings, Forget-me-not, Morning Glory, Nasturtium, Pansies, Pe tunias, Hollyhock. Sweet Peas. VEGETABLE SEEDS. Asparagus, Beans (dwarf and pole), Beet, Cabbage, Celery, Sweet Corn, Pop Corn, Cucumber, Lettuce, Pie Plant, lo mato, Musk Melon, Onion, Parsnip, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Squash, Turnip. Hon. E. E. Lobeck addressed the Brandon Educational Association on the 3d inst. Minnesota produced 1,112,808 barrels of beer last year, an increase of 126,395 barrels over 1905. That article on “The Great Immorali ties of Chicago”, including the saloon, in McClure’s for April, is an eye-opener. If you have read it you will want to read "Chicago As Seen By Herself” in the May number. Minnesota’s cities and towns to the number of 121, with more to hear from, have voted themselves free from the sa loon. There are also hundreds of town ships which would so vote if an attempt were made to open a saloon. Bishop J. N. Fitzgerald of the M. E. church died at Hong Kong, China, April 4th. He has for years been an uncom promising champion of the Prohibition party. His death leaves only three pro nounced advocates of that method of outlawing the saloon in the bishopric of the Methodist church, Bishops Oldham, Bashford and Berry. The Luverne Council has raised the license fee from $1,250 to $1,500. Wa conia will charge $750 hereafter. Other municipalities have taken similar action. This is no solution of the saloon problem however, as Minnesota has clearly prov en. Tracy, a high license town for many vears and which charged SI,OOO last year for the backing of the community in the saloon’s work of death, has voted to dis solve the partnership. % jULfev ~ fp )n, ill 'MmM SE-iii Ha * z~i v '«"7 wi JAPAN’S W. C. T. U. LEADER. Mrs. Kaji Yajima, president of the W. C. T. U. of Japan, is said to have been the first lady teacher in Japan. She has been at the head of the Pres byterian school for girls at Tokio for twenty-five years. When the Russo-Japanese war broke out sne sought to find what could be done by women to assist the soldiers, and learning of the supplying of comfort bags by American ladies in our war, she asked whether the army would accept them if furnished. The offer was de clined, but nothing daunted she made the same offer to the navy, and was informed that 30,000 such bags would be accepted. The gigantic task was undertaken and completed, and then the army concluded it had lost a good thing, and reconsidered. Mrs. Yajima then undertook this second task, cheerfully furnishing the army also 30,000 comfort-bags. A GERMAN'S ADVICE AGAINST BEER. In a recent number of the Blatter fur Volksgesundheitspflege of Berlin, Dr. K. Beerwald enters the lists in oppo sition to beer drinking. He says in part: “When the high temperature takes from the body its fluids we must supply their loss. But even in this case nature has supplied us with abundant fruits, and these should be the first things with which we seek to satisfy our thirst. If, however, one must drink, the best thing Is water, or better still, water and lemon Juice, or occasionally a glass of milk. Ws should never drink beer or alcoholic drinks, which only exhaust and tire. It is certainly not a blessing for the father land that beer has grown to be the na tional drink of the Germans.” Munsey’s magazine will not hereafter contract for any liquor advertisements. The Chicago Evening Post contains a column of Prohibition news every Satur day evening. Exactly 147 Prohibition party candi dates were elected in Venango county, Pennsylvania, at the recent spring elec tions. Many other Prohibition nominees won out in a dozen other Keystone counties. On motion of Attorney General Jack son, the Kansas supreme court appointed receivers for the property of nine for eign brewing companies and a Wichita wholesale whiskey concern. The property will be sold and out of the proceeds the court will pay all costs and damages due the state. The end of the illegitimate liquor traffic in Kansas is in sight. A recent issue of the Intercollegiate Statesman, Chicago, the able organ of the college Prohibition movement, con tained an article by Wm. A. Rice, or ganizer of the 9th congressional district. Minnesota, on “Beer at Its Best; Ideal Drinking Conditions in Germany,” one by Harley H. Gill, giving the story of the “Gumshoe” Plan pursued in the Minne sota legislative campaign, and a call from Secretary Calderwood for college men for field work. DRINKING FOUNTAINS For Man and Beast Manufactured by THE J. L. 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